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Québec's English-speaking community represents approximately 8% of Québec's total population when counting native speakers of the language. The proportion rises when counting individuals who, during population census, claim to speak mostly this language at home. The prevalence of the English language being what it naturally is in Canada and North America, approximately 40% of the population of Quebec claims to be able to carry on a conversation in that language. Within this climate, about half of all language shifts are directed towards English, instead of French, Quebec sole official language since 1974. As a minority in Quebec but a considerable and  organized majority in Canada, the comparision between the situation of anglophone Quebecers and francophones minorities of Canada is dubious.
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Québec's English-speaking community represents approximately 10.5% of Québec's total population when counting individuals who, during the population census conducted by Statistics Canada in 2001, claimed to speak mostly this language at home.
  
English speakers by birth or adoption are mostly concentrated on the west end of the Montreal island, where they have a well established network of educational, social and cultural institutions built after the Conquest. Other important communities exist in the Quebec portion of the Ottawa-Hull region and the Eastern Townships. Historically, this community has given its loyalty to Britain and finally broke ties with this nation after the Second World War like the rest of English Canada.
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==General==
 
 
Since the rise of Québec as a society mainly controlled by its French-speaking majority, the anglophone community is increasingly bilingual English-French and even trilingual.
 
  
==General==
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Is an anglophone someone whose first language or language of adoption is English. An anglophone may therefore be a native speaker of English, French or any other language, but the language that this person speaks in the privacy of his or her home is English. The Quebec anglophones population number ~747,000 when counting by home language. Of those, ~591,000 are native speakers of English. ~156,000 are natives of other languages. It therefore follows from this that Quebec anglophones constitute a pluriethnic community, as is the francophone community.
  
* Anglophones: definition
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Anglophones may speak languages other than English, possibly their native language if not English, however spontaneously they use English when communicating with other persons around them.
* The New Anglos
 
  
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
  
* McGill University
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* [http://www.mcgill.ca/ McGill University]
* Concordia University
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* [http://www.concordia.ca/ Concordia University]
* Bishop's University
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* [http://www.ubishops.ca/ Bishop's University]
* Advisory Board on English Education
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* [http://www.meq.gouv.qc.ca/cela/anglais.htm Advisory Board on English Education]
* Québec English Schools Network
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* [http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/ Québec English Schools Network]
* English Montreal School Board
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* [http://www.emsb.qc.ca/ English Montreal School Board]
* Eastern Townships School Board
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* [http://www.etsb.qc.ca/ Eastern Townships School Board]
* Quebec English School Boards Association
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* [http://www.qesba.qc.ca/ Quebec English School Boards Association]
  
 
==Arts & Culture==
 
==Arts & Culture==
  
* The Hour
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* ''[http://www.montrealmirror.com/ The Mirror]''
* The Centaur Theatre
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* ''[http://www.hour.ca/ The Hour]''
* What's Up tonight
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* [http://www.centaurtheatre.com/ The Centaur Theatre]
* Montreal.com
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* [http://www.qahn.org/whatisqahn.aspx Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network]
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== Community ==
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* [http://www.qcgn.ca/ Quebec Community Groups Network]
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* [http://www.quebec-elan.org/ English-Language Arts Network]
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* [http://www.townshippers.qc.ca/ Townshippers' Association]
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* [http://www.veq.qc.ca/ Voice of English-speaking Québec]
  
 
==Press==
 
==Press==
  
* The Gazette
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* [http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/ The Gazette]
* The Mirror
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* [http://www.montrealmirror.com/ The Mirror]
* McGill Reporter
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* [http://www.mcgill.ca/reporter/ McGill Reporter]
* McGill Daily
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* [http://www.mcgilldaily.com/ McGill Daily]
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* [http://www.sherbrookerecord.com/ The Sherbrooke Record]
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* [http://www.qctonline.com/ Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph]
  
 
==Television==
 
==Television==
  
 
* CFCF 12
 
* CFCF 12
* CBC - Montréal
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* [http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/ CBC - Montreal]
  
 
==Radio==
 
==Radio==
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* CBC Radio Noon
 
* CBC Radio Noon
 
* CHOM 97.7 FM
 
* CHOM 97.7 FM
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* CJAD AM
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* MIX 96
  
 
==Health==
 
==Health==
  
* Montreal General Hospital
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* [http://www.muhc.ca/ Montreal General Hospital]
* Montreal Jewish Hospital
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* [http://www.jgh.ca/ Montreal Jewish Hospital]
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== See also ==
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In the facts section:
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* [[Francophones]]
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* [[Allophones]]
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* [[Terminology]]
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* [[Statistics]]
  
==Political==
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In the opinions section:
  
* Alliance Quebec
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* Read on [[English speakers for the independence of Québec]] and other [[English-speaking friends of Québec]]
* Equality Party
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* [[Meeting with English-speaking sovereignists. Québec, my country]]
* Anglophones for Québec
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* Norman Delisle, [http://www.le30.org/index.php?id=119&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1045&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=164&cHash=672e5a878b ''Robert McKenzie fait ses adieux au journalisme''], in Trente, Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, February 2002

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Québec's English-speaking community represents approximately 10.5% of Québec's total population when counting individuals who, during the population census conducted by Statistics Canada in 2001, claimed to speak mostly this language at home.

General

Is an anglophone someone whose first language or language of adoption is English. An anglophone may therefore be a native speaker of English, French or any other language, but the language that this person speaks in the privacy of his or her home is English. The Quebec anglophones population number ~747,000 when counting by home language. Of those, ~591,000 are native speakers of English. ~156,000 are natives of other languages. It therefore follows from this that Quebec anglophones constitute a pluriethnic community, as is the francophone community.

Anglophones may speak languages other than English, possibly their native language if not English, however spontaneously they use English when communicating with other persons around them.

Education

Arts & Culture

Community

Press

Television

Radio

  • Q 92 FM
  • CBC Radio Noon
  • CHOM 97.7 FM
  • CJAD AM
  • MIX 96

Health

See also

In the facts section:

In the opinions section: